Call for proposals to improve SME's access to finance and competitiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank, in collaboration with the Spanish General Trust Fund, announces a new call for proposals to improve financial and private sector development policies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

MIF + IDB + CAF Call for Proposals Program in “Technologies for Financial Inclusion”

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) have announced a call for project ideas that would improve the low-income population’s access to financial services by applying innovative technological solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB fund to hold conference in Mexico on future of remittances

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund will hold May 6-7 in Mexico the conference RemesAmericas – Remittances for the Future, which will bring together government officials, financial executives and delegates from international organizations involved in migration issues.

IDB invites feedback on new project impact mechanism for communities

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank today unveiled its new proposed Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM)—the process through which affected communities can voice concerns about an IDB project. The ICIM is a draft proposal, which is open to public consultation for civil society groups and other actors to express their suggestions and provide feedback. The idea is to enhance and speed up the investigation process of external allegations.

IDB seminars in Medellín to discuss impacts of global financial crisis

Monday, March 23, 2009 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is promoting the discussion and analysis of the impacts of the global financial crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean during seminars in Medellín, Colombia, related to the 50th Annual Meeting of the Bank'sBoard of Governors. The discussions will feature government leaders such as Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, Zhou Xiaochuan and governor of the People’s Bank of China, as well as noted experts such as Robert Merton, a Nobel Prize-winner economist.

Latin America and the Caribbean see slower growth in next four years

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 03:00
Latin American and Caribbean leaders expect per capita income to fall or grow moderately in the 2009–2012  period and governments to rely more on financing from international institutions, according to a survey by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The expectations contrast sharply with the recent economic performance in the region, where product per capita grew 4.1 percent annually in the past five years.

The IDB, a partner of Colombia in development

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 03:00
Since the mid-1990s the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been the leading source of multilateral financing for Colombia. Over the last 50 years, the IDB has approved more than US$14.8 billion in loans and non-refundable technical cooperation projects for Colombia. Throughout its history, the IDB has supported the Colombian government and private sector in key development areas such as infrastructure, state modernization and reform, small and medium enterprise, agriculture, energy, climate change and environmental protection.

IDB, Ricky Martin Foundation, Ayuda and local partners launch campaign against human trafficking in Washington, D.C .

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Ricky Martin Foundation, the non-governmental organization Ayuda and the DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs have partnered to launch Call and Live in Washington DC, a campaign that promotes an anti-trafficking hotline for prevention and victim protection. Other local partners of the initiative include Telemundo, Univisión, Washington Hispanic and Radio Viva 900.  

IDB Fund to present findings of Survey on Remittances from United States to Latin America

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) will hold a news conference on Wednesday, April 30 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, to present the findings of a survey on remittances from the United States to Latin America. Remittances, the money transfers made by migrant workers to their homelands, are a vital source of income for hundreds of millions of families in developing countries around the world. Last year Latin America and the Caribbean received some US$66.5 billion from its expatriates, most of it from the United States.

IDB and Italian Trust Fund will launch call for innovative projects in Latin America, Caribbeanduring IDB-IIC Annual Meeting of Boards of Governors

Friday, April 4, 2008 - 03:00
MIAMI – On April 5 at 12:15 p.m. at its Annual Meeting, the Inter-American Development Bank will launch a grant program entitled “Innovation for Inclusive Development“ to improve the quality of life of the poor and excluded in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Room C-228, from 12:15 p.m. to 1.15 p.m.